THE DEBATE on the re-introduction of Death Penalty is gaining momentum.
This was triggered by senseless killings, rape of children and women in the country that has gone out of hand
As a result gender based violence has now been declared a war against the defenceless.
A UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and killed in Khayalitsha, Cape Town last week.
Mrwetyana is one of many who have felt the devil that has crept into our society’s throughout the country.
Just recently a little in Vaal – Amy-Leigh de Jager (6) was abducted and suddenly reunited with family. Now it has been confirmed a teacher at Laerskool Kollegepark, was involved in the kidnap that went horribly wrong.
Two women, aged 27 and 40, and a 50-year-old man were apprehended at their homes in Vanderbijlpark on Wednesday night, confirmed police Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo. One of the female suspects, he disclosed, “is known to the parents of Amy-Leigh”.
In Katlehong, East Rand, a mother is still searching for her daughter who has been missing for sometime.
Police and community have launched a manhunt and at the time of publishing no arrests or lead have been made or come through.
Countrywide parents continue to lose their kids, loved-ones who go unmentioned.
Protests, marches have dominated social media calling for the re-introduction of Death Penalty and I fully concur, although EFF’s CIC Julius Malema in today’s media brief is against the idea citing the Judicial system not yet ready for this, amongst other pointers.
Imagine returning from work and finding out something horrible happened to my Gran-you can only imagine what will happen to that monster, just imagine?
“Enough is enough, and we will act on that,” Ramaphosa told marchers outside Parliament today, after leaving the gathering of World Economic Forum (Africa) currently on in Cape Town.
“We must declare a state of emergency – I will be addressing that issue as well,” he added.
The Pres will today address the nation on plans to mitigate gender based violence, xenophobic attacks currently taking place, amongst others.
“We will address harsher penalties so that the men who rape women, and kill women, must stay in jail for life,” Ramaphosa said.
“Men who rape women, men who kill women, do not belong in society. They belong behind bars … once you rape and kill a woman, you will get life.”
He also said there must be no bail for those accused of “violence against women and children”.
Ramaphosa also touched on specialised courts for such cases.
“It is important that we continue as a nation to show our solidarity to show our care and compassion,” Ramaphosa said.
Image (‘Pumpkin’ the little Amy Lee de Jager has been reunited with family after a kidnap in Vandebjilpark last week that went horribly wrong. A teacher has been implicated and other suspect is reportedly known to the family).